When I started making Ilsa, I had no idea where it was going to end up. I knew it was going to take some time to get there, much longer than I had taken on any record I had made before. I knew I wanted to turn 20 demos into a full length record. The way I imagined it, sound was going to to play as big a role as lyrics. There were ideas and emotions that I just couldn't communicate through words but I knew what they felt like and I knew what that sounded like in my head. Getting what I heard and felt into a sound recording was going to be the challenge and the reward.
A lot happened in my life during the writing and recording on this record. Embracing those experiences and sharing them is important for me. It is disarming and it's true, frightening and exciting. I hope you'll enjoy it in whatever small way and bring some amount of happiness and love into your life.
Don't be a stranger.